Purpose and Activities

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust provides a range of health and social care services to a population of approximately 479,000 people across a geographical area of 1,733 square miles (2,773 square km) making it the largest geographical trust in Northern Ireland.  The Trust has an income of around £809 million and employs approximately 12,000 staff across a full range of medical, health and social care disciplines.


Services are delivered from over 150 facilities including two major general hospital sites, a mental health hospital, local community hospitals, health centres, social services, and a significant network of community services as well as provision of care in the home.

Accessing services

Our A-Z guide provides contact details and information on all our hospital and community services.

Principal Objectives

The Trust’s principal corporate objectives give a structured, consistent and concentrated focus to its efforts.

Objective 1. Build Northern partnerships and integrate care
Objective 2. Continue to improve outcomes and experience
Objective 3. Deliver value by optimising resources
Objective 4. Nurture our people, enable our talent and build our teams
Objective 5. Improve population health and address health and social care inequalities

Vision and Values

The Trust’s vision is ‘to provide compassionate care with our community in our community’.  In delivery, planning and reforming services, all staff are guided by the Health and Social Care Values for All – Working Together, Excellence, Openness and Honesty, and Compassion.

Operating environment

The Trust covers four local council areas – Antrim and Newtownabbey, Causeway Coast and Glens, Mid and East Antrim and Mid Ulster. The population profile indicates that the Trust has the largest older population and the largest child population, when compared to other health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland.

Trust Headquarters

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust Headquarters is located at Bretten Hall, Antrim Area Hospital BT41 2RL.

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